Once Aryan Skynet Goes Live It Doesn't Matter Who Pulled The Switch
Regular readers of Aryan Skynet may be aware that lately, specifically in the comments under my post “Carl the Cuck, Continued”, there has been some controversy over the Patrick Little candidacy and the matter of whether or not white advocates need to confront the realities underlying the “Holocaust”. As the author of a book that treats the subject to less than the expected degree of reverence, to put it mildly, I am perhaps not the most qualified person to stake out a workable third position on the “Holocaust” Question that would allow white advocates to move beyond it without either fully embracing or rudely transgressing the conventional historiography on the subject. It is, however, in this spirit that I submit Andrew Joyce’s remarks on the significance of the “Holocaust” for his own generation. Prefacing a review of a book by the Jewish scholar David Cesarani in the Winter 2016-2017 issue of The Occidental Quarterly, Joyce writes:
It is probably worth stressing, before we begin in earnest, that I am not a “Holocaust denier” in the traditional understanding of the term. To wit, I am not preoccupied with quantities of coke, the mechanics of cremation, or the residual properties of prussic acid. I belong to a younger generation of European-descended people who weren’t born before, during, or immediately after World War II. Like many members of the movement from my generation, while I can clearly see the disastrous effects of “Holocaust education” on young people (and the whole of Germany in particular), I never felt the same urgency to dispel propaganda, specific narratives, or accusations that older movement members seemed desperate to overturn.
The reasons for the divergence are fairly clear. My generation grew up with news of large-scale ethnic conflicts in Rwanda and Cambodia, with video games and movies in which extreme violence is part of the fun, and in a nihilistic culture that prided itself on iconoclasm. We grew up respecting little and doubting much; we were encouraged to mindlessly rebel. While our cultural disintegration was designed to turn us away from our own roots, it had unwanted side effects in those of us still clinging to a sense of ethnocentrism. With life itself appearing like one large atrocity, specific claims were little more than “much of a muchness” to many of my peers. Efforts to inform my generation that mass killings had taken place in this or that corner of an East European forest (and four decades before their birth) lacked the power to shock or injure that it might otherwise have done. Our idealism stolen, we had already been indoctrinated to believe that our world was sick and violent. Our cities and news stations awash with gang violence and riots, how could we then express care or surprise at tales of this or that mass shooting? In a world in which crimes against nature are part of our everyday existence, how could the notion of a “crime against humanity” appear anything less than absurd? It is difficult to touch a nerve when that nerve has been desensitized, and I was among the generation that Cesarani had complained “Holocaust education” had bounced off.
In fact, “the Holocaust” as a cultural trope hadn’t entirely bounced off us. We interacted with it, but we found it lacking. Our heartstrings weren’t tugged. The reason that we, unlike our predecessors, didn’t need to “deny” the Holocaust was because we didn’t care enough about it. We had been taught to treat with smirking disdain so much in our society – why not one of its most cherished idols? We were taught by MTV and its ilk that offensive humor was “cool” – but it wasn’t so easy to manage what we chose to direct this offensive humor towards. “The Holocaust” is dying as a cultural trope not because of scientific refutation or historical research, but because of the passing of time, the process of historicization, the rapid shrinking of the population of “survivor” propagandists, and a culture of apathy that Jews themselves helped to create.1
Is Joyce’s rejoinder sufficient? Is atrocity relativism by way of desensitization the answer to the inevitable charge of Naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews whenever white interests are asserted? Should nationalists be fighting tooth and nail to dismantle the Holocaust education industry, or should we just sit back and watch it bore and annoy people into our arms? Is it possible simply to reply, as Michael Collins Piper once answered, “To hell with the Holocaust”?
Rainer is the author of Protocols of the Elders of Zanuck: Psychological Warfare and Filth at the Movies – the DEFINITIVE Alt-Right statement on Hollywood!